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Probst Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German probest ‘superviser’,‘provost’ (from Latin propositus), an occupational name for the head of a religious chapter or educational establishment, or, since such officials were usually clergy and celibate, a nickname probably for a self-important person. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Probst ‘provost’; the reason for its adoption is unknown.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Prost, Provost, Prast, Obst, Pobst, Post, Rost, Proft, Propst, Trost

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Probst Family Origin

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Probst Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Keeping House

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Probst family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Probst. The most common Probst occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Probst's were Farmers.

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Probst Historical Records

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Probst Life Expectancy

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